AGM & Convention

AGM & Convention
Hazelton - Northern BC Tourism/Shayd Johnson



The North Central Local Government Association and the communities of the Town of Smithers, District of Houston and Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako will be co-hosting the NCLGA's Annual General Meeting and Convention in Smithers, from May 13-16, 2024.

Event Location: The New Arena, 4202 3rd Avenue, Smithers, BC.


Registration - NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open! Please click on the link here to access and register for the event: 

Media Package and Application

All media representatives seeking access to the NCLGA Annual General Meeting and Convention must apply for accreditation in advance. Accreditation forms (See attachment A in Package) must be submitted by May 13, 2024 to Approved media personnel will receive confirmation via email.

2024 NCLGA AGM Media Package and Application

Explore Smithers

Please click on the link here (or at the bottom of the page) to view the Smithers tourism-focused brochure,  highlighting hotspots, activities, and eateries around town!



Draft Agenda 

NCLGA 2024 AGM & Convention Draft Agenda

NCLGA 2024 Program

NCLGA 2024 AGM & Convention Program

NCLGA 2024 Annual Report

NCLGA 2024 Annual Report


Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce that we have three keynote speakers for this year’s event: Mary French, Kukpi7 Fred Robbins, and Colin Angus. (Biographies and pictures in Program)


Hotel Booking

Hotel Blocks are being updated continuously with new hotel block arrangements. Please keep checking back. Tourism Smithers also provides alternate accommodation suggestions: 

3932 BC-16, Smithers, BC  V0J 2N0
Direct Phone 250 847 2637, Fax 250 847 3709 

Block ID: 335379 Block Code: ISMT0504NCLGA

If booking online:

Visit Select the Sandman Inn Smithers, Date, and click “Book Now”
Click the “Add Code” and select “Web Group Code”.
Type ISMT0504NCLGA and click “ADD”
Click “Select & Go to the next step”
Choose and book your preferred room type.

3251 East Highway 16, Box 2050, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0
Direct Phone 250 847 4581

Block ID (use when calling in): 3525 


Sponsorship and Booths

The 2024 North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) Convention takes place in Smithers from Monday, May 13 to Thursday, May 16, 2024.  This event is co-hosted by NCLGA, and the communities of the Town of Smithers, District of Houston and Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. Approximately 250 delegates from across North Central BC are expected to attend the Convention, making this a great opportunity to showcase your organization.

There are a range of opportunities to sponsor the Convention. For all sponsorship opportunities and information on tradeshow booths, please contact Heidi Martel at .


Presenter Proposals

Submission Deadline Updated: January 22, 2024. 

Submit to: Sandra Moore at .

2024 NCLGA AGM and Convention Presenter Proposals
Published Dec 15, 2023
(263 KB)


All Other Questions

Contact Sandra Moore at .





2025 NCLGA AGM and Convention

Date to Be Determined for May 2025 – Co-hosted by the City of Prince Rupert, District of Port Edward, and the North Coast Regional District.

The 2025 NCLGA AGM and Convention will be in May 2025 in the Prince Rupert area. Details will be shared on the NCLGA AGM website page as planning develops.


We are currently accepting community BID proposals for the 2026 NCLGA AGM and Convention.

Hosting the AGM and Convention not only provides significant economic benefits, but it gives communities the opportunity to help set the agenda for the event.

From sessions and speakers to official tours, the host community has significant input into specific programming over the course of the event. Hosting the convention also offers an opportunity to showcase the community and show off what makes it a great place to live, work, and invest. 

The NCLGA AGM and Convention is a fantastic event and we encourage your community to consider hosting north central BC’s top decision makers!  

Proposal Guidelines

new file coming to replace the following

2026 Community Host Bid Proposal Guidelines
Published Nov 22, 2023
(212 KB)

To prepare your communities’ bid proposal, please address the information in the bid proposal guidelines as specifically as possible.

Please submit completed proposals to  

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